Plat­form school is a good ini­tia­tive for poor chil­dren

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THIS refers to ‘Plat­form school on track with 30 stu­dents’ dated 13 Jan­uary 2019. It is re­ally com­mend­able to know about the Plat­form school which has in­sured that chil­dren get ed­u­cated who were ear­lier ei­ther sell­ing goods in train or beg­ging.

This is an in­spi­ra­tional move. It will give such chil­dren an op­por­tu­nity to change their lives for the bet­ter. Twelve-yearold Ash­mera who used to sell small knick knacks with her mother at Mum­bra sta­tion said, “I learnt to draw the Tri­colour. I want to learn English now. Ini­tially my par­ents were not keen to send me to the school but be­cause I get lunch they need not worry about one meal”. It truly re­flects the aware­ness, pas­sion and zeal to­wards ed­u­ca­tion amongst the poor strata of the so­ci­ety. But hunger, ab­sence of ed­u­ca­tional fa­cil­i­ties and lack of right guid­ance de­prive such poor chil­dren to equip them­selves with the best weapon of the world that is ed­u­ca­tion. Hats off to TMC,vol­un­teers and teach­ers who are coun­selling par­ents about the im­por­tance of ed­u­ca­tion. I hope, gov­ern­ments across the board would make all pos­si­ble ef­fort to bring plat­form school on track.

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Maq­sood Khan,

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